Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: January 2018
By Village Manager Phil Kiraly
Goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018! Here’s a quick list of events and activities in and around Glencoe to help get the New Year off to a fun and festive start!
- Thursday, January 4: Ice Sculpting in Wonderland Express at the Chicago Botanic Garden
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road)
Wonderland Express Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., through January 7
Keep the fun going after the holidays with live ice sculpting at Wonderland Express. The Garden is currently offering a special offer for ComEd customers – buy one ticket, get one free! Standard parking fees apply.
- Sunday, January 14: Martin Luther King Day Celebration
3 p.m., St. Paul AME Church (336 Washington Avenue)
Join St. Paul AME Church and the interfaith community for a celebration of the life and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Monday, January 15: Watts Below Zero with the Glencoe Park District
10 a.m.-Noon, Watts Ice Center (305 Randolph Street)
Celebrate everything winter with crafts, carnival games, ice sculpting and more – brought to you by the Glencoe Park District. Free event.
- Tuesday, January 16: Visiting Professor Series at the Glencoe Public Library: Gravitational Waves
7:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Colliding neutron stars were observed in August 2017 for the first time, providing astronomers with game-changing data on gravitational waves. Astronomer Shane Larson returns to discuss what these ripples in spacetime are teaching us about the universe.
- Thursday, January 18: Vibrant Living Senior Discussion Group
1-2:30 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Glencoe seniors, join in a lively conversation and study on relevant topics in this important season of life. Facilitated by Family Service of Glencoe staff counselor Joan Merlo, LCSW. New attendees are welcome.
- Thursday, January 18: Hummingbirds and Spring Migrants with Friends of the Green Bay Trail
6:30-8 p.m., Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road)
Join Friends of the Green Bay Trail as Tim Joyce, of Wild Birds Unlimited, shares the delights of spring migration, hummingbirds and how to create a refuge to attract a greater variety of migrating and native birds to your garden.
- Thursday, January 25: Opening Night of Thoroughly Modern Millie
7 p.m., Misner Auditorium, Central School (620 Greenwood Avenue)
Tickets are now available for the Glencoe Junior High Project’s performances of Thoroughly Modern Mille. Join in this high-spirited musical romp that took Broadway by storm. Visit the website linked above for the full list of performances and to buy your tickets.
- Sunday, January 28: Beyond Wright – Glencoe’s Notable Architecture
2 p.m., Glencoe Public Library (320 Park Avenue)
Many Glencoe homes and buildings have connections to outstanding architecture in Chicago and around the nation. Architectural historian Laurie Petersen, editor of the AIA Guide to Chicago, will present a slide lecture that sheds new light on familiar structures.
Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like us to feature in the next Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe? Submit details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Inclusion is at the sole discretion of the Village and priority will be given to events that are open to the entire community and that are free or have nominal fees to participate.